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A Comparison of the Tributes in “Letters through Wooden Materials” and “Engishiki”

  • Journal of Japanese Culture
  • 2020, (84), pp.63-84
  • DOI : 10.21481/jbunka..84.202002.63
  • Publisher : The Japanese Culture Association Of Korea (Jcak)
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Received : December 30, 2019
  • Accepted : January 30, 2020
  • Published : February 29, 2020

Oh Soo Moon 1

1대구대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This paper explores what generational changes occurred in tributes by comparing the those found in Letters through Wooden Materials and Engishiki, Japanese books about law and customs. First, this paper analyzes the tributes in Engishiki. by exploring what tributes were offered in different regions of Japan. Moreover, in the case of seafood, this paper investigates whether seafood was transported to the capital in a raw or processed form. by examining Keiji Tanakas concept of uojirisen. Additionally, the concept of uojirisen helps identify to which areas of Japan it was possible to transport seafood in a raw forms. Engishiki is a book from the 900s. by comparing its tributes to those from Heijokyo and Fujiwarakyo in the Letters through Wooden Materials, this demonstrates how much these tributes transformed over a period of 200 years.

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